September 11, 2014 2:44 pm

Mulcair steps up attacks on Justin Trudeau

It's open season on Justin Trudeau, with the NDP now joining the Conservatives in attacking the front-running Liberal leader.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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It’s open season on Justin Trudeau, with the NDP now joining the Conservatives in attacking the front-running Liberal leader.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says Trudeau is offering Canadians nothing but empty platitudes and is a political greenhorn who’s not ready to govern.

He says being prime minister is not an “entry-level job” – a jibe similar to the Conservative refrain that Trudeau is “in over his head.”

In contrast to the neophyte Liberal leader, Mulcair is touting his own experience and his party’s substantive policy planks to assert that the NDP is ready now to take over from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.

Mulcair is stepping up his attacks on Trudeau as the NDP prepares for a year of non-stop campaigning ahead of the next scheduled election in October 2015.

The Liberals have been leading in opinion polls since Trudeau took the helm 18 months ago, with New Democrats trailing in a distant third place.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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